Saturday, 5 December 2009

Stretch Demolisher Part 4 Blutak and green stuff

Some further progress, this time with greenstuff. I had some or so I thought. When I tried to use what I had it was too old, partially set. OK, buy some more - £5-40 for a packet and I only needed a small amout. I guess the remainder will be set when I want to use it unless it used up quickly. An incentive to focus my spare time on this hobby rather than the others.
Anyway here is how it looks now. Next is some sanding and then undercoating.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Stretch Demolisher part 2

Should I use magnets to attach the sponsons? Will a magnet behind one of the side hatched hold the sponsons on given that they are heavy due to the metal plasma cannons?

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Stretch Demolisher

This is the current project started with my son. I have always felt that the Leman Russ tank in all its variants has its turret mounted too far forward. Any shell deflected upwards by the sloped front armour will hit the gun or turret. To reduce the risk of this I have tried to stretch it adding 1cm of decking in front of the turret, and pushing everything backwards.

The rear engine and decking need to be tidied up with some smooth lines and a bit more added ablative armour.

Monday, 15 June 2009


One thing I have been enjoying lately is the pic of the day from BOLs. Models located with some scenery to give a more complex background to the image. Here is one I made earlier. The Dreadnaught is pure forgeworld resin. While the psycannon might seem an underpowered weapon say compared with a twin linked lascannon or plasma cannon I have always had a soft spot for it as one regular opponent always fielded some daemons in his Chaos SM forces.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Nothing to Say Except This

Is this a pilgrim

Monday, 25 May 2009

Paint Stripping

Decided to redo and upgrade the Steel Legion in the light of the new Imperial Guard Codex. I had read on various blogs about stripping paint from models. Initially I tried nail varnish remover. Soaking the models for a few days did remove almost all paint but some still adhered in crevices. Plastic parts became soft. So it was not entirely satisfactorily. Then I read (lonepilgrim) that dettol could strip plastic as well as metal. Went into my local supermarket and found they did not stock dettol but there was their own brand disinfectant. At roughly 80p a bottle it seemed there was nothing to lose.

Here is what happened.

This is before :

Here are the materials

Stripping Happening

And 4 hours later after vigorous toothbrushing and water rinse

Monday, 13 April 2009

Indentured Imperial Guard

No new Imperial models here. Just some Sisters' Indentured Imperial Guard